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Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic

Revised and Expanded Edition

Bill Russell

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ISBN: 978-0-271-07780-2

284 pages
4.5" × 9"
125 color/5 b&w illustrations/1 map
2017
Revised and Expanded

Keystone Books

Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic

Revised and Expanded Edition

Bill Russell

This revised and expanded edition of mushroom expert Bill Russell’s popular Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic provides both novice and experienced mushroom foragers with detailed, easy-to-use information about more than one hundred species of these fungi, including twenty-five varieties not found in the previous guide.

 

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This revised and expanded edition of mushroom expert Bill Russell’s popular Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic provides both novice and experienced mushroom foragers with detailed, easy-to-use information about more than one hundred species of these fungi, including twenty-five varieties not found in the previous guide.

From the Morel to the Chanterelle to the aptly named Chicken of the Woods, mushrooms of the mid-Atlantic region can be harvested and enjoyed, if you know where to look. Each entry in this field guide contains a detailed description, current scientific classification, key updates and information from recent studies, and high-quality color photographs to aid in identification. Thoughtfully organized by season, the guide shows you how to locate and identify the most common mushrooms in the region and recognize look-alikes—and explains what to do with edible mushrooms once you’ve found them.

Featuring over one hundred full-color illustrations and distilling Russell’s fifty years of experience in hunting, studying, and teaching about wild mushrooms, Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic is an indispensable reference for curious hikers, amateur biologists, adventurous chefs, and mycophiles of all stripes.

Bill Russell has been giving mushroom workshops, walks, and talks since 1960. In 1992 he developed unique mushroom-cultivation methods that resulted in his business, Mushroom Kingdom Laboratories, which specializes in the commercial propagation of wild mushrooms. Founder and past president of the Central Pennsylvania Mushroom Society, Russell is a longtime resident of State College, Pennsylvania. Learn more at http://www.brmushrooms.com.

Contents

Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Mushroom Basics

One Hundred Twenty-Five Mushrooms

Spring Mushrooms

Summer Mushrooms

Fall Mushrooms

Winter Mushrooms

Edible and Non-Edible Mushrooms

Mushrooms in the Kitchen

Appendix: Gill/Pore and Spore Print Guide

References

Index

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